News

OSU Extension Service and agricultural research news

The Extension and Experiment Station Communications (EESC) department writes news releases about OSU’s agricultural research as well as the various programs offered by the university’s Extension Service. Below is an archive of these stories as well as a list of stories published in the media about Extension. You’ll also find gardening advice articles written by EESC. Contact our media liaisons.

Recent News Stories

November 9, 2004

Since 1975, the Citizen Participation Program (CPO) run by the Washington County office of the Oregon State University Extension Service has inspired and empowered its public to try and make things better.
With winter nipping at our heels, the Washington County office of the Oregon State University Extension Service is holding a series of upcoming events aimed at helping seniors address imminent concerns, including promoting winter safety and combating indo

November 8, 2004

Entrepreneurs wanting to start a food-related business can learn about special issues affecting food business enterprises.

November 5, 2004

Oregon State University is setting the stage to provide Oregon’s rapidly growing wine industry with a one-stop shop for the latest research and information in a new organization called Vine and Wine Intelligence Network (VVIN).

November 2, 2004

Oregon State University Extension Service forester Chal Landgren and his colleagues, coordinate a labor-intensive program aimed at developing better Christmas trees for farmers who grow them for a living.

Recent Gardening Tips

May 29, 2015

Diseases and pests take advantage of trees' weakened condition

May 22, 2015

Start with a disease-resistant plant and add a dash of prevention

May 15, 2015

Think about location when designing and caring for a hanging containers

May 8, 2015

Wild lilac is drought tolerant and needs no fertilizer

May 1, 2015

Growing sweet potatoes can thrive in Willamette Valley